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New Zealand bans assault weapons within days of massacre

New Zealand imposed a ban on assault weapons Thursday, moving swiftly following the Christchurch massacre and triggering renewed calls from leading American politicians for gun controls in the United States. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons were now banned with immediate effect, making good on a pledge to the country of the military-style weapons used in...

Dutch anti-immigration populist surge stuns PM Rutte

Dutch anti-immigration populists stunned Prime Minister Mark Rutte to become the joint biggest party in the senate Thursday following elections that took place just days after a suspected terror attack. Thierry Baudet's Forum for Democracy party, which also backs a "Nexit" from the European Union, came from nowhere to win most votes in the provincial elections, with 93 percent of...

Dutch populists win senate vote in blow to PM

A Dutch populist party will be the joint biggest in the senate and strip Prime Minister Mark Rutte of his majority following elections that came just days after a suspected terror attack, local media said Thursday. Controversial eurosceptic Thierry Baudet's Forum for Democracy party came from nowhere to win most votes in the provincial elections, with 93 percent of ballots...

ISU launch probe after Korean skater injured by American rival

Figure skating's ruling body is set to investigate claims America's Mariah Bell deliberately injured South Korean rival Lim Eun-soo during a warm-up at the world championships in Japan. Korean officials told on Thursday that they had lodged a formal complaint following the incident, in which Lim's management agency alleged Bell kicked their skater, causing a cut to her leg, while...

‘Unhappy’ Sanches considering leaving Bayern Munich

Euro 2016 winner Renato Sanches says he is considering leaving Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the end of the season because of a lack of playing time. The Portuguese midfielder joined the club as an 18-year-old in 2016 for 35 million euros ($39.9m) - a Bundesliga record for a teenager. "I'm not happy here," he told magazine Kicker. Bayern signed Sanches to...

Besieged May pleads with EU to help save her Brexit plan

A dogged but isolated Prime Minister Theresa May was headed back to Brussels on Thursday to beg for more time to deliver her Brexit plan, in defiance of the MPs who twice rejected the withdrawal deal. May's fellow European Union leaders, meeting for their spring summit, say they will tell her that Britain can postpone Brexit until May 22, but...

‘Navy Sampath’ further remanded

Former Lieutenant Commander, Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi, alias as ‘Navy Sampath’, who was arrested over the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths from Colombo, has been further remanded by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. Considering the submissions presented during today’s hearing, the Colombo Additional Magistrate Shalani Perara today (21) ordered to remand the suspect until April 04. Hettiarachchi Mudiyanselage Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi aka...

SLPP destroyed SLPP the most – Dayasiri

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has caused the severest damage to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), says SLFP General Secretary MP Dayasiri Jayasekara. He stated this addressing a public meeting held in Kegalle. The SLPP has destroyed the SLFP while it has also helped the victory and the revival of the party, the parliamentarian stated. MP Jayasekara emphasized what Sri Lanka should...

Ward Place closed due to protest

Ward Place in Colombo has been temporarily closed near the University Grants Commission (UGC) due to a protest by university students. that a group of students from the University of Ruhuna are currently staging a protest in front of the UGC. Severe traffic congestion has been reported in the area due to the protest.

Deforestation at Wilpattu still ongoing?

The Protect Wilpattu Organization says that they will launch a massive protest campaign against the alleged deforestation of Wilpattu. Chairman of the organization Ven. Ananda Sagara Thero states that recent satellite images of the area reveal the latest information of the continuous destruction of the forest. The Thero points out that it is unfortunate that authorities who are informed of this...
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